Friends of the Orange County Public Library
Fundraiser: Moldavian Hand-Painted Easter Egg Raffle
Local Hillsborough resident, Statler Gilfillen has donated two Moldavian hand-painted Easter Eggs to be raffled in support of the Friends of the Library. Ticket are on sale now through April 22 for $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The drawing will be on April 22, 2014 at 6 pm at the Main Library in Hillsborough.
Mr. Gilfillen's collection of hand painted Easter European Eggs is on display now through April 25, 2014 at the OCPL Main Library. Read More
Spring Book Sale
May 2 – 4, 2014
at the Orange County Main Library
Hardback books - $2
Paperback books and DVDs - $1
Children’s books – $.50
Friday, May 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library members only (memberships available at the door)
Saturday, May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sale opens to the public.
Sunday, May 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Bag Sale: fill a bag for just $5!
Who We Are
The Friends of the Orange County Public Library (FOCPL) is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1981, the Friends is a group of people from all back-grounds, age groups and walks of life who share a common goal: lending active support to the Orange County Public Library's services and programming in whatever way they feel best able to contribute.
The Orange County Public Library includes a central facility in Hillsborough, a branch in Carrboro, and the Carrboro Cybrary. Each location is dedicated to serving the needs of Orange County’s diverse and expanding population. In Orange County, demand for library services is at an all-time high. However, state and county budgets cannot necessarily cover the growing expense of providing all the essential resources
What We Do
Through semiannual book sales, an ongoing book sale, a pavers campaign, and other fund raisers, the Friends raise money to fund services, technology, equipment, furniture, collection development and programs not covered by public appropriations. In 2010, the Friends gave $20,000 for the purchase of Kindle wireless reading devices, an LCD projector, a new laptop computer, and shelving panels.
The Friends also:
- Hold quarterly programs;
- Co-sponsor other author events;
- Advocate for patron and library needs (e.g., staffing, parking, library
- Work with local government, community groups and local media to fully
integrate the libraries into the community.
Our Friends Board for 2013
|Bill Barrows||Coordinator, Spring and Fall Book Sales|
|Marcia Cameron||Coordinator, Ongoing Book Sale|
|Linda DiGangi||Treasurer Elect|
|Chris Holaday||Coordinator, Spring and Fall Book Sales|
|Tori Williams Reid||Member|
|Laura Simmons||Vice President|
|Lucinda Munger||Library Director, ex officio|
|Andrea Tullos||Assistant Library Director, ex officio|
If you have questions about FOCPL, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.